Are you looking back? Remember Lot’s Wife!

As this shocking Supreme Court decision on Gay marriage settles into the nation, I’m reminded of the passage in Luke where Yeshua (Jesus) told us one of the final signs of His return. He said it would be like the days of Lot. While many of us are grieving over this decision, it should be a reminder to those of us who know the Lord, that His words are being fulfilled to the detail, every jot and tittle! And THAT is exciting news.

Luke 17:28-30 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Read on to verse 32. Remember Lot’s wife.

Remember Lot’s wife? Why would He mention her? Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt because she disobeyed the order not to look back at her burning city. Yes, our hearts are broken but for those of us who are children of God, we have a Kingdom ahead which can never be destroyed! This world is not our home! We are simply strangers and exiles on the earth. [Hebrews 11:13]

Remember Yeshua’s warning, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” [Luke 9:62]

Let’s look up and ahead, for truly our redemption draweth nigh!

10 thoughts on “Are you looking back? Remember Lot’s Wife!

  1. What can profit a man to enjoy whatever he feels to be alright with him and forfeits his own soul? If anyone is standing, guard yourself lest you fall for the days are slippery.

  2. Actually you might notice Jesus says it was because Sodom and Gomorrah lacked hospitality that they were destroyed, not same sex marriage.

  3. I say you’re not wrong, but at the same time, we are also responsible for our nation. The founders of this country were not thinking ‘Oh, Jesus is returning soon, so let’s just let things fall apart…’ Aren’t we glad they didn’t?

    There have been a few (3?) periods of spiritual awakening in America. One of them started the anti-slavery movement, if I have my history correct. We are in need of another. Franklin Graham echoes this in his article entitled “Praying for the Next Great Awakening” on his father’s web site:

    http://billygraham.org/story/franklin-graham-praying-for-the-next-great-awakening/

    I want to encourage everyone in this group to commit at least one time per week to praying first for spiritual and then for cultural/political change within the United States. For a couple of friends of mine and I, that time is Monday night. For you it could be any time/day that works best for you, or more than once if you feel so led. It doesn’t matter. I just want God’s people to commit to regularly praying for America:

    a) for the purity and effectiveness of God’s body within it;

    b) for the lost to repent and turn to Jesus;

    c) and then for a cultural and political renaissance that sees America turn back to her founding principles (as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the US constitution), which were based on Biblical values.

    One of the war cries of some of the American revolutionaries was ‘No King but Jesus!’. Wouldn’t you want to see that be a contemporary cry of your fellow Americans?

    Of course if you feel led to pray differently, then do so. I just want to implore my brothers and sisters to pray for the return of their nation to sanity, and that will start when the church is spiritually sound and engaged in the culture, on all levels of that culture (from their jobs and neighborhoods, all the way toward national politics, as each person is called).

    There is a web site that deals with this very topic:

    http://www.ifapray.org

    Additional web resources I’d recommend are:

    http://www.wallbuilders.com

    and

    https://www.hillsdale.edu

  4. Fred, the Scriptures are clear that the homosexuality, the sexual indecency of the people of Sodom, was one of the reasons for the Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction.

  5. Any form of true love, regardless its form, is GOOD and God is LOVE. Sexual indecency can be performed by anyone, not just homosexuals and that extreme is what is a SIN. When a couple wants to marry, is because they LOVE each other, they feel Love, not lust. God wants us to be humble and understanding and homosexuals among others including you and me were put on Earth for a reason, by God himself, it is up to you to look into your hearts, as you will find which one is the person around you that lives by LOVE and RESPECT regardless of who they fall in love with, ultimately, God is the only who can judge any of us, so spread love, respect, understanding and pray that every single one of us can find and experience real LOVE on Earth.

  6. God, help us to look back to You, and not our idolatrous lives before knowing You. Forgive us, and help to restore faith in You.

  7. “This world is not our home”

    I argue that the world is our home. God told two people (Adam and Eve) who were in right standing with Him to subdue the earth, take dominion of creation, multiply, and be productive. Later, Jesus told those who were in right standing with Him to disciple nations, immersing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and teach the nations to obey what Jesus taught them.

    So, put your hand to the plow and get busy! God put us here to rule and reign with Him through the ekklesia (Matthew 16:18-19), “on this rock I will build My ekklesia, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you [Peter] the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Hello! Are you Christians listening to the Creator’s message? Or are you sitting at the bus stop waiting for Jesus to pick you up while the earth burns behind you because you neglected to put your hands to the plow? Do you really think you will hear Jesus say to you “Well done, My good and faithful servant/slave”? Nope! Jesus will cut you in pieces and appoint you a place among the hypocrites (Matt 24:48-51).

    How many Christians disciple their own children as commanded to do so in Ephesians 6:4? Do you Christians realize that our Father gave us His blueprint for success on a silver platter, and yet you Christians refuse to follow it? Faith without works is dead, and such faith cannot save you.

    Jesus told you to pray for our Father’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. Jesus told you to pursue our Father’s kingdom first. Jesus told you to tell others about the Kingdom. Have you Christians even contemplated what it means to have our Father’s kingdom here on earth and His will being done on earth AS IT IS IN HEAVEN? Have you further thought about the fact that Jesus told you to put your hands to the plow regarding our Father’s kingdom? Do you even understand what you are being told to do? Wake Up!

    Hello! The national motto of America is: IN GOD WE TRUST. The founders left this sign as to who is supposed to be leading America: competent Christians. If American culture is sinful, then it’s the Christian’s fault for not taking dominion and subduing the earth. Stop looking up! Put your hand to the plow and get to work!

  8. the greatest mistakes were done by those individuals who out of their demonic possession, sort for legal backup to their sins of immorality. I sincerely wish these ones can humble themselves and go for a serious deliverance. SIN is SIN, peroid.

  9. Web-marriage supper of the lamb by Susan davis words from our god This save your soul! Also Dr Patricia green talks about tsunami and destruction on earth. False blue beam raptare.

  10. It is hard not to look back.

    The fact is that all we know is the PAST. SO we only know how to look at what the past is like.

    It is true that there is a need to have faith in God. This is often not easy- because we are beings that live based on our 5 senses.

    I am a single male in my 30s. I joined this site in the hope of meeting a honest and caring young lady. This might not be a dating site, but it never hurts to POST replies and hope that someone will like it and she & I can get to talking and get to know more about each other.

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